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The 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education HBCU Tour sponsored by Denny’s stopped at Clafin and South Carolina State universities recently as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about hunger and increase access to education.

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Denny’s has partnered with National Council of Negro Women Inc., the Tom Joyner Foundation and PUSH Excel to sponsor the 2019 NCNW Hungry for Education Tour of seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The tour, organized by NCNW, marks the eighth year of the Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship Program.

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At Claflin University, the event featured a host of speakers, including Claflin President Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack and Michael Zeigler, director of admissions. At South Carolina State, speakers included SC State President James E. Clark and other representatives from the university.

At both events, Janice Mathis, executive director of NCNW Inc., and Mary-Pat Hector, a recipient of the Hungry for Education Scholarship and creator of a program to address hunger on college campuses, attended. April Kelly-Drummond, Denny’s head of diversity, equality, inclusion and multicultural marketing, presented a check to each university for $28,000.

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